Pure Hoppiness | Alpine Beer Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Alpine Beer Company
California, United States
alpinebeerco.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
So mega-hopped it will take you to hop heaven. We’ve used hops in the boil, more hops in the giant hopback, and added to that, an incredible amount of dry-hopping for that cutting-edge “hop bite.” Once you’ve tasted this unique beer, all others pale in comparison. 1.072 OG Classified IBU

Added by xlperro on 12-18-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#425
Reviews:
945
Ratings:
3,718
pDev:
8.08%
Bros Score:
4.3
 
 
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Photo of addiwilliams
4.19/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of craigbelly
4.09/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour is an off golden hue. A consistent aroma blend of clean pine resin, pineapple, and cracked black pepper. Bread notes and white grape-like fruitiness also appear. Flavors start as intense dank pine and continues into the aftertaste where it is accompanied by breadier ones, which keeps the bitterness in check with a moderate alcoholic warmth. Continued sips taste of tropical mango juice before more pine again. Medium bodied.

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Photo of grapeshops
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nitty703
4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dexterk1
4.09/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gregaroo
4.03/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

4/2/18 - ....and yes it is - Pure Hoppiness. On tap at TRIA Taproom in Philly. Served in their standard talk stemmed teku glass. Pours a clear copper orange with slight white head that dissipates, yet returns with a quick swirl. Hoppy? Yes. Not overwhelming, though. Need a side-by-side with Hoppy Birthday to determine my favorite. May get a crowler for the road.

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Photo of eppie82
3.94/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Draft. Exactly what I think of when I think of a west coast IPA: clear, dark amber appearance. Pine, resin, earthy taste with a sticky full mouthfeel.

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Photo of zbelair
4.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GreenBayBA
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pirateclem
4.02/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tastes like liquid pine tree. Now, if you are not into those types of hop's then this is not the beer for you. However; if like me you enjoy the bitterness and pine forward, citrusy, lite sweetness as a mix up to the regular citrus forward IPA's then this is a VERY good representation of this style. This paired excellently with Skyline Cincinnati style chilli, hotdog, cheese slices and some mixed nuts while playing a card game.

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Photo of MikePacheco12
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of schopenhauerale
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RollDamnTide
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mike22ne
4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap.

As promised, lots of hops in aroma and taste. Great big citrus oil, pine resin, pithy rind flavors. Medium body with a strong bitterness. The bite is a little harsh compared to some modern IPAs, but this is classic west coast style.

Overall excellent! Glad that GF distributed it here (and I hear they will still be in CT after the recently announced reduction).

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Photo of WickedBeer
4.12/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really nice pour. A deep golden orange hue, bubble white foam and decent lace.

Great tropical nose, getting pineapple and mango. Super smooth, getting some finishing maltiness that strengthens as it warms.

Much more citrus in the flavors. Good hop/citrus balance, with notes of tangerine and grapefruit ringing true. Finishes bitter.

Good body. Slightly sticky, with low carb and a smooth finish.

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Photo of hughesm12
4.52/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Korymiller
4.19/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gwtn
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12oz bottle into glass. Date code of '7287 2 1243'.
Deep gold colored body, mostly clear. Two finger white head settles to ring and islands. Good coverage of lacing.
All hops in the aroma: piney, dank, and citrus.
Mostly dank, piney, citrus hops in the taste. Some sweetness, malts finally appear. Good bitterness level throughout.
Medium mouth feel, coating with the hop domination. Not overly biting on the tongue, but dank feel is there.
A beer that displays its hop influx, an true example of a West Coast DIPA. We are told that all Alpine and Green Flash beers are being discontinued for Minnesota distribution. This is likely the last chance to try this beer bought locally.

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Photo of nh_eng
3.6/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Duncian
3.84/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StJamesGate
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Glowing orange with solid white cap. 4.25
Deep, oily orange peel with a hint of dank. 4.25
Thread of toffee, then ringing candy-sweet orange, slight resin, grass, and flowers. Hints of pineapple and apricot as it opens. 4.5
Gentle but steady bitter pine needle linger.
Halfway to medium, oily, smooth. 4

Looks and smells serious, and man, does it follow up. It’s like a traditional C hop IPA that’s been distilled down to IPA essence: hugely intense oiliness, aroma, citrus punch, vibrancy… (Brewdog Hop Shot is the only thing similar that comes to mind.) The only things it wisely pulls punches on are bitterness - which is almost underpitched - and body, a staggeringly drinkable medium-rare.

Not a finely crafted intricate piece of jewelry like Pliny; rather, a single, shining gemstone of a DIPA. 4.5

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Photo of Donkster46
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WoodBrew
4.09/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I'm trying this at Pizza Parlor in the West Loop of Chicago. It poured a clear copper with white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent had bitter citrus hints. The taste was bitter leaning and not for those that disdain grapfruit. The mouthfeel is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a solid beer.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.07/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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